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Durham University

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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 14 May 2020

Shengkui Ye: Euler characteristic and Topological Zimmer's program

1:00pm, the cloud. The talk will be broadcast via Zoom.

Let SL(n,Z) be the special linear group over the integers. The topological Zimmer conjecture states that any action of SL(n,Z) on a compact manifold M factors through a finite group, when dim(M)< n -1. In this talk, we will show the following result: when the Euler characteristic of an orientable manifold M is not divisible by 6, any action of SL(n,Z) on M is actually trivial (not only finite), when dim(M) is strictly less than n-1.

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Dawn LaValle Norman CANCELLED: CANCELLED Salvation and Salus (Health) in Late Antiquity

5:00pm, Durham University Catholic Chaplaincy

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